Tuesday, December 7, 2010

DIY - Holiday Decor: Wreath

This year when I was thinking about how I wanted to decorate the homestead for the holidays I knew I wanted festive and fun but different than last years. However I wanted to make sure there was a personal touch to it and something all my own. So this little lady got crafty!!! And it was a blast (well there were parts when I wished I employed a small army to help but we'll get to that!)!


So I started at the front of the house, the front door decor! I spotted this DIY on Design Sponge over a year ago, and have been waiting for the holidays to make her! She was really easy, no major skills needed. Just lots of patience cutting out 17,937 small white circles (Ok a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much...when you think you have enough, you don't!) and an equal amount of patience folding and sticking them in. But honestly it is totally worth it! It is soft and fluffy and has this weird warm and cozy quality! But now I am going to figure out ways to keep it up year round - bc it is not screaming Christmas! I hung with the red sparkly ribbon to make it more Holidays...and will take that off to keep it up for the remainder of the wintertime! 

It was a perfect, fun project for the long holiday weekend! Oh wait Thanksgiving was almost 2.5 weeks ago....oh yeah this girl had to go and buy a bigger wreath than they called for because come-on now go big or go home, right?! Well this girl also didn't calculate the felt difference that would have been needed from a 10 to a 12 inch wreath...cuz there definitely was some! The delay was for me to get my rear to the craft store to get more felt, then to draw and cut out a bunch more little circles.....But honestly not all that bad! I am thinking a multicolor of pastels for spring would be stunning, or yellow or pink hung in a babies room! Love. Ok, here are some in process shots. Seriously ladies easy go try! You will love it!!!

 The Goods. I used my 2.5 in biscuit cutter as my guide, it was the perfect size! 
 I decided to wrap my wreath base because it wasn't white, 
and in case it showed through I wanted you not to be able to tell!!!
 Rinse lather and repeat, over and over and over again. 
 Fold, step 2.  
Then pin away til you can't pin no more. You will thank me when you are done! 

35 comments:

  1. Aww it's so pretty and unique- love it!

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  2. That is gorgeous! Although, I must admit I would never attempt it! =)

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  3. what a great project! its super cute and unique

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  4. Great job! I absolutely love it!!! Not sure about cutting over 17,000 circles but it's beautiful!xo

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  5. You did such a gorgeous job! love the wreath and I love how its all white. So unique!!!

    xx
    Nikki

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  6. Love it! You should join the Christmas Craft Link Party over at Centsational Girl blog.

    http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2010/12/christmas-craft-link-party/

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  7. I love it! It's 100% fabulous! {it's much how I make my "petal" stuff but I use squares ...I'm actually working on a little wedding DIY with this technique ..and it's TAKING FOREVER!} which I'm sure you understand. I love this! It turned out fantastic!

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  8. This so lovely I want to squish it!

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  9. Looks great! My grandmother makes christmas wreaths like this using 3-4 different christmas prints. This would be perfect in a different pastels! i was just thinking that before i read that you thought the same. how neat! i love wreaths and have already told the fiance that we'll have some for every occasion!

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  10. That looks awesome! Cutting out all of those white circles was definitely worth it girl!

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  11. wow, you have a lot of patience! it definitely paid off though. so pretty!

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  12. Cute! that would require a great amount of patience, but it sounds like a nice relaxing weekend project!
    Just started following

    www.indcfashion.com

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  13. Looks fantastic and I am in awe of you cutting each one by hand!! I would of die cut that felt because I am a short cutter for sure.

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  14. Are you kidding me - you MADE THAT? It's gorgeous! Can I borrow your DIY skills for a weekend? =)

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  15. I LOVE this! Why did I not get a phone call about a craft night? Next time you do a big crafty project and want someone to craft with let me know. My felt collection is ridiculous. I want to make this!!!

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  16. too beautiful! so delicate and xmas like. love the idea :)

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  17. This is so simple and stunning!
    I love that you used pins and not hot glue (safer for my clutzy fingers).
    Just lovely!

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing! I started cutting out the circles out of red felt earlier this week and finally got the pins to finish up the wreath today. :)

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  19. I haven't seen anything like this! I really can't wait to try it!

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